Tag Archives: Cardiovascular Risk Factors (CVRF)

No Safe or Protective Level of Alcohol Consumption? (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary Light-to-moderate drinking increases blood pressure and the risk of stroke. “I have always been reasonably convinced that moderate alcohol consumption was protective for cardiovascular disease, but now I am having my doubts”. Professor David Spiegelhalter: Winton Professor for the … Continue reading

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Lower Than Expected Take-Up of NHS Health Check (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Persons aged between 40 and 74 are eligible for a free NHS Health Check, with a view to early identification and / or prevention of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease etc. In practice, statistics show that roughly 7.15 … Continue reading

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Neck Scan for High Intensity Pulse to Predict Risk of Cognitive Decline / Dementia? (BBC News)

Summary Ultrasound scans of blood vessels in the neck may help to predict certain types of dementia and cognitive impairment: Persons with: “ …the highest intensity pulse (the top quarter of participants) at the beginning of the study were about … Continue reading

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Nutritional and Dietary Factors Likely to Influence Future Risk of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (Lancet Neurology / BBC News / BNF)

Summary A Lancet Neurology review covers what is currently known about the various associations between diet and nutrition and the risk of developing cognitive decline or dementia. Unfortunately, access to the full-text will not be available freely for most readers, … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia: a Possible Dementia Risk Factor (Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment)

Summary A meta-analysis of earlier studies suggests that schizophrenia is associated with a significantly higher risk of developing dementia. Full Text Link Reference Cai, L. [and] Huang, J. (2018). Schizophrenia and risk of dementia: a meta-analysis study. Neuropsychiatric Disease and … Continue reading

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Cardiovascular Health in Old Age Associated With Reduced Risk of Cognitive Decline and Dementia (NHS Choices / JAMA)

Summary Fresh evidence from France suggests that favourable cardiovascular health metrics – measured using the American Heart Association (AHA)’s Life’s Simple 7 Metrics tool – and higher cardiovascular health scores, are associated with a lower risk of developing dementia and … Continue reading

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Moderate Levels of Alcohol Consumption: An Unequivocal Public Health Message? (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary Meta-analysis of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (2016)’s 694 data sources, plus 592 other studies, suggests strongly that alcohol consumption is a leading risk factor for disease burden worldwide. Alcohol consumption may account for … Continue reading

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